Best-Ever Crema Catalana Recipe

Caramelizing the sugar with a blowtorch on the best crema catalana in Barcelona.

This blog post was originally posted on January 30, 2015, and was updated on February 5, 2021. Crema catalana is Europe’s lesser-known custard dessert, and we’re here to make sure it gets the credit it deserves! It’s easy to compare crema catalana and its French counterpart, creme brûlée. Both are quite similar to one another, but with […]

5 Essential Items for Every Spanish Kitchen

Caramelizing the sugar with a blowtorch on the best crema catalana in Barcelona.

This blog post was originally posted on March 5, 2015, and was updated on January 28, 2021. Dreaming of that perfect Spanish kitchen? Make sure you stock it with the essentials! Spanish cuisine is based on simple, fresh ingredients, with some of its best signature dishes using ingredients as basic as an egg to create […]

Everything You Need to Know About Calçots

Calçots, or Catalan grilled onions, are a staple of local cuisine! Trying Catalan food is one of the best things to do for foodies in Barcelona - and of course one of the top 5 things to eat in Barcelona right now!

This blog post was originally posted on January 8, 2015 and was updated on January 25, 2021. Come winter, calçots are the undisputed kings of Catalan cuisine. The calçot, a cross between a spring onion and leek, is by and large one of the region’s most beloved products. For more than a century, they’ve been […]

The Only Cava Sangria Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Glass of cava sangria with strawberries

This blog post was originally posted on May 13, 2015 and was updated on September 8, 2020. Using cava rather than the traditional red wine for sangria is a twist on this classic recipe that you didn’t know you needed. Sangria is one of the most sought-after drinks among visitors to Spain. But what many […]

Mama Carmen’s Fideuà Recipe

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This blog post was originally posted on March 9, 2016, and was updated on September 8, 2020. Everyone’s heard of paella—but what about its noodle-based cousin, fideuà? Try making it yourself with this fideuà recipe. This recipe comes from one of our favorite people in Barcelona: Mama Carmen, whose small seaside restaurant Cal Papi was a […]

Pa Amb Tomàquet Recipe (Catalan Tomato Bread)

Our vegetarian food tours in Barcelona include many meatless options so guests who do not consume meat products can enjoy the best Spanish flavors. Get this and many more tips in our complete vegan and vegetarian guide to Barcelona!

When you’re in Barcelona, you should be prepared to eat a lot of tomato and bread. You’ll get served pa amb tomàquet so often you might think someone is playing a joke on you. It’s eaten for breakfast, served as an appetizer at lunch or dinner, and plated up in Catalan homes throughout the country. […]

Delicious Fried Monkfish Recipe

Enjoy our delicious fried monkfish recipe!

This blog post was originally posted on June 26, 2015, and was updated on January 25, 2018. There is no fish as ugly as the monkfish, but as they say, never judge a book by its cover. This recipe for fried monkfish is easy, delicious and very versatile! Photo Credit: Ben Sutherland Text Overlay: Devour Barcelona Food Tours […]

Summer Treats: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

Why not try your hand at this watermelon gazpacho recipe! It's delicious.

This blog post was originally posted on July 22, 2015 and was updated on January 22, 2018. Gazpacho is undoubtedly one of the best treats of summer in Spain. Why not try making it yourself with our simple watermelon gazpacho recipe. A cold, refreshing tomato-based soup that Spaniards usually drink from a glass. Furthermore, there are […]

Easy Spanish Recipes for Holiday Parties

Wondering where to eat in Barcelona? Read our full post and prepare to eat it all!

This blog post was originally posted on December 2, 2014 and was updated on November 18, 2017. Looking for simple recipes for the holidays? Check out some of these delicious and above all easy Spanish recipes. You’ll be sure to impress family, friends and coworkers alike! Drinks Carajillo The Spanish carajillo may not look like your regular […]

Truita d’Alls Tendres Recipe (Green Garlic Omelette)

Enjoy a delicious green garlic omelet with our delicious and quick recipe!

This blog post was originally posted on March 11, 2015, and was updated on November 27, 2017. Garlic is a key ingredient in Spanish and Catalan cuisine, and along with extra virgin olive oil, it’s where so many traditional savory dishes begin. But green garlic? What is that? If you are unfamiliar with green garlic, […]

Essentials for a Kitchen in Barcelona

Wondering where to eat early in Barcelona? We love Set Portes for their fabulous paella and rice dishes.

This blog post was originally posted on November 11, 2016, and was updated on November 26, 2017. Looking to stock the perfect Spanish kitchen? Whether you’re in Barcelona or not, there’s nothing better than a kitchen full of traditional Spanish ingredients! Must-Have Spanish Spices Spanish food is by no means spicy! However, there are still […]

Salt Cod Recipe: Bacalao a la Llauna

Check out our delicious salt cod recipe this winter for a truly warming treat!

This blog post was originally posted on January 10, 2015, and was updated on November 26, 2017. The colder month’s call for something warm and wonderful. What better way to do that than to cook up this delicious Catalan salt cod recipe? Get your best cookware out and at the ready for this bacalao a la […]

Our Favorite Spanish Cooking Blogs

This blog post was originally posted on June 2, 2015, and was updated on November 25, 2017. Let’s be honest. There’s only one thing that’s better than eating Spanish cuisine, and that’s cooking it. Read on for some of the best Spanish Cooking Blogs. But no matter how much we love to cook, we are […]

Bolets 101: A Guide to Catalan Fungi

Enjoy some of our favorite mushroom varieties in the city as you dive into the world of the gastronomy of Barcelona!

This blog post was originally posted on October 28, 2014, and was updated on November 19, 2017. If there is one thing that’s true in this world, it’s that Catalans love their mushrooms. Furthermore, these mushrooms play a huge role in the gastronomy of Barcelona and Catalonia. Every year, roughly between the months of September and […]

Panellets Recipe: A Traditional Catalan Treat

Panellets (small ball-shaped sweets covered in pine nuts) on a thin golden tray

Nothing says fall in Barcelona like roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes… and, of course, panellets! Learn how to make this typical marzipan sweet with our panellets recipe. Though Halloween has gained popularity in recent years, Catalan families continue to celebrate the traditional fall feast of All Saints Day. And of course, no holiday is complete without […]

Cod Fritters Recipe: Buñuelos de Bacalao

Try this delicious recipe for cod fritters or Buñuelos de Bacalao 

This blog post was originally posted on April 13, 2015, and was updated on October 6, 2017. Bacalao, or salt cod, plays an important role in Spanish and Catalan cuisine. Try this easy recipe for buñuelos de bacalao, or cod fritters, one of our favorite tapas! Bacalao is a product that you will see all over […]